Dubai is continuing its path to be homed of world’s state of-the-art and historical structures.
The city is gearing up for new plan for the world’s next tallest building, after breaking ground in October 2016, Dubai Creek Tower is on the up. As of now, the project hasn’t yet reached ground level.
Early this week, intriguing new photos have emerged courtesy of developer Emaar Properties showing an aerial shot of the tower’s vast footprint, along with workers deep underground finishing the foundations.
The developer is currently working for a structure within the 2.3 square-mile Dubai Creek Harbour complex, Emaar is looking to eclipse its most famous creation the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure since 2010.
In order to achieve it, it required laying 236ft deep foundation piles — a world record — set to be capped with 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete.
According to report, when completed, the 3,045ft tower will best the Burj by a massive 322ft.
An image from Emaar Properties dated August 13 shows workers constructing the pile cap frame on to which 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete will be poured.
In an image released by Emaar Properties dated August 13 shows workers constructing the pile cap frame on to which 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete will be poured.
The Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings joint venture is inspired by the lily flower and mosque minarets, say its developers, and will feature a 68-mile array of supporting cables.
Previously known as The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, the project now shares the same name as a 384ft building completed in 1995.
The developer has not yet confirm the exact completion date, but previous reporting has said the tower would be ready in time for Dubai Expo 2020.
The Dubai Creek Tower is defined as a tower, not built to be habitable or for office work. It will surpass the Tokyo Skytree, the current record holder, by 964ft.
Meanwhile, the Jeddah Tower on the other hand will have 167 habitable floors (and 85 non-inhabitable floors) and will surpass the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, by 563ft.